As mandated in the federal order, veterinarians and producers must report suspect, presumptive-positive and test-positive herds. Please use the case definitions below to determine reportability of cases:
Suspect herd: A swine herd in which one or more age groups are affected with acute, contagious, watery diarrhea.
Presumptive positive herd: A swine herd with one or more positive pigs, tested by PCR, VI, and/or viral genetic sequencing, with either nonspecific, unknown or no clinical signs or history consistent with SECD.
Confirmed positive herd: A swine herd with one or more confirmed positive cases, that include pigs that:
- Tested positive for PEDV, PDCoV, or other emerging swine enteric coronavirus by PCR, VI and/or viral genetic sequencing; and
- Have a history of clinical signs consistent with SECD.
Your swine farm’s national premises identification number (PIN) must be listed on the laboratory’s submission form. This allows diagnostic laboratories to report test results and also eliminates the need to list your name and address on the submission form. If you are interested in obtaining barcode stickers for ease of sample identification, please contact the University of Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at (800) 605-8787.
Guidance on Using SECD Forms
To enter into fee-based agreements with the USDA, veterinarians, producers and other vendors must complete the forms to the right and mail to:USDA-APHIS-VS
251 Starkey Street, Suite 229
Saint Paul, MN 55107
For questions on how to use or fill out the forms, please send an email with "SECD" in the subject line to:VSMN@aphis.usda.gov
Or contact Kelly Neisen:
Cell: (651) 260-4570
Fax: (651) 228-0654